We traveled to the Chicago House of Vans for a Crockett 2 wear test. Afterwards we visited the infamous loft for some mini golf and a launch session.
Thanks to Uprise and Vans for everything!
On Saturday the 11th, we had a premiere for three new Milwaukee skateboarding videos at Sky High Skateshop. The videos were as follows: “I’m Not High, I’m Just Stupid”, “Outworld”, and “Various Mortals”. Beers were had, sour neon worms were eaten, party was made.
The pre-party show down happened at Estabrook DIY.
Later at the shop, the festivities began.
Watch, take notes, learn.
An excellent weekend. It is always great to see the community come together and break sour neon worms together. We’re all in this together!
Of course, as always, the biggest thanks goes to Aaron at Sky High, love all around. Jah bless.
A weekend trip to Minneapolis, MN.
Skating by: Chad Benson, Max Murphy, Vince Stranc, Sam Berget, Nick Mistele, Drew Rickaby, Bill Kaschner, Pat Forster, Nate Heilberger, Pat Murphy, Jeff Chase, and more!
Thanks to Steve and Tabari at Familia and Jay at the Hiawatha for the great times!
I asked my Canadian internet buddy Dan Watson to make a musical mix for the website. You may wonder what the Wisconsin connection is. He’s somewhat in/famous for running the internet blog “You Will Soon”, best known for cyberbullying Steve Berra and praising the moon boot era of skate shoes. He was also once sent to foreign lands and paid to put on fingerboarding demos. Anyway, years ago I probably emailed him trying to tell him that Axion shoes that were considered by NASA for use on a space mission weren’t all that great, and the e-romance naturally blossomed from there.
In his icy home land of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan it’s a whole other story. Dan is best known for DJing a Goth Nite at a local spooky cobwebbed filled bat cave. All the women have Robert Smith cobweb hair and are wearing lace gloves. It reeks of clove cigarettes, white face dust, and the saddest moment you can remember. Get ready to “Punch the Hobbit” and “Join in the Chant”, because things are about to get VERY spooky up in here.
You thought the goofy boys were ancient history? Think again! Dust off your purple size 38 Fuct jeans, because we’re back in this!
In the 2000s it was maligned and hated. In the tail end of the 2010s, it’s again HOT HOT HOT! Enjoy this riveting tutorial by masters of the art that were there when the getting was good. Behold! The pressure flip.
Stunts: Patrick Forster, Chad Benson
Narrator: Bill Kaschner
Yesterday I asked Gabe Chan to put together a new mix for the site. Gabe grew up skating in the 80s and fully lived and embraced the jump ramp culture of the era. His theme is “10 Songs to launch to”. He said “I chose these because that’s what I remember hearing the older dudes play from the garage during the launch ramp sessions”. Channel your inner Jeff Pettit and Ray Simmonds, break out a ladder, and BLAST!